glaciers

Glaciers on These 25 Mountains Will Completely Melt in 25 Years

Glaciers on These 25 Mountains Will Completely Melt in 25 Years

By Alex Kirby Girdling the Earth are 25 mountains whose peaks stand out a brilliant white against the dark rock. But in 25 years from now, an Australian scientist says, the snow on these equatorial summits will have vanished—because climate change will have raised the temperature enough to melt every one of the glaciers. By […]

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    Glaciers on These 25 Mountains Will Completely Melt in 25 Years

    Glaciers on These 25 Mountains Will Completely Melt in 25 Years

    By Alex Kirby Girdling the Earth are 25 mountains whose peaks stand out a brilliant white against the dark rock. But in 25 years from now, an Australian scientist says, the snow on these equatorial summits will have vanished—because climate change will have raised the temperature enough to melt every one of the glaciers. By […]

    NASA Satellite Images Show Massive Ice Avalanche in Tibet

    NASA Satellite Images Show Massive Ice Avalanche in Tibet

    On July 17, 130 million cubic yards of ice and rock suddenly let go from a glacier in Tibet, hurtling down six-tenths of a mile and killing nine herders along with 350 sheep and 110 yaks. Scientists were baffled. Now, by examining satellite images before and after the event, they think it is an example […]

    Delaware-Sized Chunk of Ice Could Dislodge from Antarctic Shelf

    Delaware-Sized Chunk of Ice Could Dislodge from Antarctic Shelf

    An 80-mile long crack in the Larsen C ice shelf threatens to dislodge a chunk of ice measuring about 2,300 square miles, nearly the size of Delaware and twice the size of the massive Larsen B ice shelf collapse in 2002. As the long Southern Hemisphere polar night is ending, satellites have been able to […]